Boise State University
Student Code of Conduct
A. Maintenance of Records
All student conduct records will be destroyed after a period of seven (7) years, unless a sanction includes expulsion. In those instances, conduct records are kept indefinitely. Student conduct records are confidential.
B. Release of Records
A student may request a copy of his or her own conduct record at his or her own reasonable expense by making a written request to the Office of the Dean of Students.
- Personally identifiable student information besides that of the requesting student is redacted to protect student privacy.
- A student may authorize release of his or her own conduct record to a third party in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)(20 U.S.C. § 1232(g), 34 CFR pt. 99) by making a written request to the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities.
The University may not communicate a student’s conduct records to any person or agency outside the University without the prior written consent of the student, except as required or permitted by law. Exceptions include:
- The student’s parents or legal guardians may review the records if the student is a minor or a dependent for tax purposes as defined by FERPA (20 U.S.C. § 1232(g), 34 CFR pt. 99).
- Release to another educational institution, upon request, where the student seeks to enroll, as allowed by FERPA (20 U.S.C. § 1232(g), 34 CFR pt. 99).
- Release to law enforcement and other entities with a need to know in the event of emergency or threat of harm to self of others, as allowed by FERPA (20 U.S.C. § 1232(g), 34 CFR pt. 99).
C. Release of Conduct Records Involving Crimes of Violence
The university may inform the complainant of the outcome of any conduct proceeding involving certain crimes as allowed by FERPA (20 U.S.C. § 1232(g), 34 CFR pt. 99).
D. Additional Provisions
Other student records shall be retained for the minimum period required to serve the basic official functions of the office or department involved in the keeping of such records, in accordance with the Student Records Policy and the individual practices and policies of each such office or department. For additional information pertaining to the disclosure of student records, consult Boise State University Policy 2250: Student Records